Mike Zint. Homeless Not Heartless. Rest in Peace.

He could breathe no more.
A classy homeless hero.
Mike Zint died Friday.mike-zint

SF Occupy.
The Federal Reserve camp.
Then across the Bay.

Months outside Staples.
Fighting privatization.
Saving union jobs.staples-6-27-musicfest

The Postal Service
and its New Deal properties
In peril, he came.

Downtown Berkeley.
Seventeen months he remained.
On Post Office grounds.

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The Postal Police.
Evicted. Garden fenced.
The last laugh was Mike’s:

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We rezoned PO.
Still today remains unbought.
Judge Alsup affirmed.

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Homeless not Helpless.
First They Came for the Homeless.
House Keys not Handcuffs.

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Liberty City.
Challenging City Council.
They failed us all.

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A Poor Tour conceived.
Chased by Berkeley’s finest.
Exposing the Hub.

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Round and around town.
Cold. Wet. Raided. Stolen from.
Still, they persisted.

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No Man’s Land. HERE/THERE.
An intentional village.
Zint’s wish reality.

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UN Rapporteur.
Housing is a Human Right.
US not so much.

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Finally housing.
A flat in deep East Oakland.
Four walls. A slumlord.

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Homeless not heartless.
Rest in peace wounded comrade.
A home in the sky.

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